Summer 2022 Volunteer Intern (Budget)

Washington, D.C
May 17, 2022
May 23, 2022
Full Time

OPPORTUNITY: The AO is seeking applicants for the Volunteer Student Internship Program. The opportunity is intended to provide valuable work experience and better prepare students interested in a public service career. The AO is looking for students with backgrounds and/or demonstrated interest in the following areas: human resources, public affairs, law, business administration (marketing, budget, accounting, etc.), and information technology. The student will have an opportunity to improve his or her writing, research, analytical, logical, multi-tasking, and customer-service skills. Additionally, student volunteers are provided with several networking opportunities with fellow interns, agency employees, and other government employers. Past intern events have included:
  • A Supreme Court tour and luncheon with AO student interns and the Program Manager for Special Recruitment.
  • A roundtable luncheon with a senior attorney to explore future government employment opportunities.
  • A summer intern reception, hosted by the Partnership for Public Service, and job fair, where interns explored employment opportunities in the public sector.
  • The internship will be a hybrid on-site/remote position in the Washington, DC region dependent upon the student's schedule and the current operating status of the AO's recovery phases.

    Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Reviewing office budget submissions for reasonableness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and guidelines.
  • Performing analysis of budget requests and current and historical data to assist operating officials in making funding decisions.
  • Utilizing spreadsheets, reports, and various financial applications to support the development of the Judiciary's information technology budget.
  • Assisting with projects in support of developing and executing the Judiciary's information technology budget.
  • Performing duties as assigned.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .

  • Qualifications

    All students in the Volunteer Student Internship program must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree-seeking students, taking at least a half-time academic or technical course load in an accredited 4 year program, or in a post-secondary level program. Students must also be in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher.

    Additional Qualification Requirements:

    In addition to meeting the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS, applicants must also:
    • Work well in a team environment.
    • Have very strong organization and communication skills, and be detailed oriented.
    • Have a working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or WordPerfect.
    • Have excellent writing, reading and interpersonal skills, and be able to organize a variety of assignments simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
    The AO Internship Program requires all participants to be an active student. Therefore, seniors graduating at the end of the Spring 2022 semester will not be considered.


    All students in the Internship Program must be enrolled in an accredited school, and must be working toward a degree, diploma, certificate, etc. on a full or part-time basis. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States. Transcripts are required to apply for this position.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Student interns are eligible for up to $280 of commuting benefits cost to travel to and from their AO internship.